iBug Festival in Germany Looking for Artists for 2020 Festival
In 2020, there will be a new edition of the urban art festival Industriebrachenumgestaltung – ibug for short. From 21 August, another brownfield in western Saxony will turn into a huge canvas and playground for artists from all over the world and become a short-term exhibition site. For two weekends – from 28 to 30 August and from 4 to 6 September – curious visitors and art lovers will have the opportunity to experience a symbiosis of painting and graffiti, illustrations and installations, performance and multimedia art as part of a temporary exhibition. This year again, the varied festival programme will include guided tours and film screenings, discussions and talks with artists, as well as an art market and music. There will also be various offers for school classes between the festival weekends. The actual location of ibug 2020 will be announced within the next few weeks.
As part of the 15th festival edition, we are currently looking for creative minds who want to transform the brownfield into a total work of art this year. Interested artists may apply until 31 January by mailing their CV, contact details (place of residence, e-mail, homepage) and a maximum of five pictures of their own work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its first edition in 2006, the ibug has turned into a world-famous urban art festival. The international artists focus on experimenting with genres, material and techniques, taking account of the brownfield’s history and architecture. In November last year, the European “RESCUE” project (Regeneration of disused Industrial Sites through Creativity in Europe) was launched in Santo Stefano di Magra, Italy. In the context of this project, the people behind the ibug will exchange ideas with various European partners about art at industrial sites and develop common ideas beyond borders over a period of two years.
Find more information about the ibug on www.ibug-art.de
This is a documentary on last year’s festival…